With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
4/5. Continuing her account, published in 1957, other time as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and the Crimea. Mary has arrived at Balaclava and offers her medical and catering skills to the soldiers and officers. Read by Adjoa Andoh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Andrew Graystone. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Temple, arr Llewellyn). Ephesians 2, wl3-18. Pray that Jerusalem May Have Peace (Stanford). He Is Our Peace (Groves). Director of music Richard Tanner.
1/2. Writer Julian Barnes and biographer Hermione Lee follow in the tyre-tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. "A cathedral surrounded by a blur. "- from Chartres to Bourges. Concludes next week. Producer Robyn Read
With lottery sponsorshipgoingto elite performers, only the very finest of Britain's disabled athletes will be given the chance to compete in this year's Paralympics. Is this just as it should be or has the Paralympics lost something by adopting the cut-throat approach of mainstream athletics? With Peter White.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill.
In 1906 Dorothy Levitt became "the fastest girl on Earth" when she drove a car at 91 mph. Jerome Vincent 's play explores life in the fast lane forthe pioneers of motoring.
Director David Blount
George Alagiah appeals on behalf of the Association of Minority Rights Group International, a charity that campaigns to end discrimination.
Donations: [address removed]. Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am
4/5. New York Restaurant. When an English girl in New York pretends to be what she isn't, she realises that there's a price to pay. Written by Candida Clark and read by Jenny Coverack. For details see Monday
4/5. Stewart Thomson was the last lighthouseman on Fair Isle, a tiny speck of land south of the Shetland mainland. When the light was automated, Stewart took up the traditional skill of his grandfather- making beautiful straw-backed chairs. For details see Monday
The worldwide web transformed the internet from an academic's reference tool into an everyday source of information. But now the web itself is set for an intellectual revolution. Quentin Cooper surfs the "semantic web" - an "intelligent internet" that can read and understand everything that it contains. Producer Pamela Rutherford
2/4. Death. Death comes to us all but, forthe rockstar, it can be the start of a whole new career. Mitch Benn continues his journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music hand-in-hand with Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Songs written byMitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)
4/5. The Woman Whose Father Does Not Know Her Katie Hims adapts this story from the book The Good
Womenof China by Chinese journalist Xinran. It tells the story of Japanese prisoner Hua'er and the experiences of her family during the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution. Xinran eoes to meet her in orison
Mandarin voices: Liu Huili , Yujie Zhang , Liling Huang and Jean Liew For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/3. Marcel Berlins is allowed unprecedented access to the inner workings of a parole board whose first case is that of a wife-murderer who has spent 26 years in prison. Producer Charles Sigler
NewCities for Old. Britain's old industrial cities have been declining for decades - but now some, like Manchester, seem to be bouncing back. Could they be models for other British provincial towns, and is the key to success a new "creative class" of yuppies, artists and gay entrepreneurs? Diane Coyle asks whether there is real substance to this urban renaissance. Producer Zareer Masani Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/4. For cricket's most unremarkable medium-paced trundler, every problem is an opportunity. So Pod turns his 140 hours of community service teaching the basics of the game to kids into a novel way of promoting his testimonial dinner. Written by and starring Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Nichola Sanderson. Producer Richard Wilson
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